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pudency

[ pyood-n-see ]
/ ˈpyud n si /
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noun
modesty; bashfulness; shamefacedness.
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Origin of pudency

1605–15; <Late Latin pudentia shame, equivalent to Latin pudent- (stem of pudēns, present participle of pudēre to be ashamed) + -ia-y3; see -ency
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British Dictionary definitions for pudency

pudency
/ (ˈpjuːdənsɪ) /

noun
modesty, shame, or prudishness

Word Origin for pudency

C17: from Late Latin pudentia, from Latin pudēre to feel shame
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